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Old April 15, 2004, 05:47 PM
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Default anyone born in the US, Holla here.

im born and raised in the US (i was born in boston, mass and currently live in nashville, tennessee)

i learned to love cricket on frequent trips to BD in the late 90s.

anyone else born in usa like me???
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Old April 15, 2004, 06:30 PM
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does it has anything to do with "bangladesh cricket"? i guess forget cricket can be a better place for it.
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Old April 15, 2004, 06:43 PM
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My bro was born in the US...I went there when i was 1 and came back when i was 5...
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Old April 15, 2004, 07:44 PM
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You rounding up an ABCD club? s'pose my sis and i could join then..

BTW, just out of interest can you read and write Bangla?
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Old April 16, 2004, 06:03 AM
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Why are you speaking spanish if you were born in US?

HOLLA to you too...
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Old April 16, 2004, 06:11 AM
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Why are you speaking spanish if you were born in US?
Hola is spanish, holla is ebonic.
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Old April 16, 2004, 07:23 AM
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Go Vols !

Payton Manning rulz !!
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Old April 16, 2004, 10:11 AM
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and tee martin sucked!!

a bitter steelers fan!!
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Old April 16, 2004, 10:39 AM
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yeah i should have put this in 'forget cricket.'

no i can't read and write bangla...i can write my first name, 'Asaad', however.

yes, peyton manning is good...and tee martin does suck, but martin won a national championship at UT. and casey clausen sucks as well. and jamal lewis, travis henry, and al wilson are damn good.
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Old April 16, 2004, 10:02 PM
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yeah i should have put this in 'forget cricket.'

no i can't read and write bangla...i can write my first name, 'Asaad', however.

yes, peyton manning is good...and tee martin does suck, but martin won a national championship at UT. and casey clausen sucks as well. and jamal lewis, travis henry, and al wilson are damn good.
so u r an american born confused desi
Can u speak bangla?
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Old April 19, 2004, 10:34 AM
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Default i speak bangla

yeah, i can speak bangla, tho i cannot read or write it. however someday i wish to learn to be literate but it is hard to learn an old dog new tricks (i am 21).

as child, growing up in canada and then later the US, my parents spoke only in bangla and so until i started school, i spoke in only bangla; i hardly knew any english. english is actually my second language. anyways, since that time i speak bangla very well for an american desi, but i do have an accent. i've been to BD several times and got ample opportunities to speak with my cousins, relatives, and servants in bangla, so i can get by. however, i cannot understand any of the suddho bangla, the junk they use on the news and other BTV programs.

thougth that might clear some things up. achha tale, pore kotha hobe. allah hafiz.
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Old April 19, 2004, 12:12 PM
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achha tale, pore kotha hobe. allah hafiz
I don't understand, which part of Shuddho bangla do you not understand (of BTV)?

Your one line bangla in the quoted sentence is pure shuddho bangla, except for the word 'tale', of which the shuddho bangla is 'tahole'.

I am asking just for the sake of curiosity, so please don't be offended in any way.

By the way, did you know that "faal (regional accent)" means "laaf (proper bangla)" (to jump)? For some long years, I couldn't understand what this faal meant, when my cousins back at my village used to use the word 'faal'.
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Old April 19, 2004, 02:13 PM
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By the way, did you know that "faal (regional accent)" means "laaf (proper bangla)" (to jump)? For some long years, I couldn't understand what this faal meant, when my cousins back at my village used to use the word 'faal'.
falafali = lafalafi
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Old April 19, 2004, 02:20 PM
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Default suddho bangla

i just dont understand all the big words they use in the news and other programs.

last summer (may-june 2003) when i was there i would listen to the news and the only thing i understood was "aj iraqe..."
("today in iraq") or "aj president bush bolche" ("prez bush said") or "aj khaleda zia", you get the point. thats all i understood from those sentences. they use words that unless you have a formal education in bengali you will not have in your vocab. as an ABCD, you must remember that my bangla language skills are only up to a 2nd grade level, which is enough to get by on and communicate on a everyday basis, but isnt sufficient for doing intellectual things in BD.
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Old April 19, 2004, 06:57 PM
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Well they don't really use big words in the news programs. They use the same stale, bureaucratic words.

Besides, you have no right to complain since you yourself admit to have no more than very primary knowledge of Bangla.

A poor American guy from Iowa will say the same thing about my English being too highbrow. Actually, I have been called highbrow by a lot of my college educated friends, for reading the New York Times and other newspapers and for trying to engage them in intellectual discussions.

Relative stupidity is universal.
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Old April 19, 2004, 07:03 PM
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Default whos complaining?

who's complaining?
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Old April 19, 2004, 07:04 PM
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Relative stupidity is universal.
Yuck!

Farqaan, the key is to listen carefully. I find that once you first hear words you don't understand you tend to tune yourself out. If you keep listening, in most cases you can figure out what they are saying by the context.
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Old April 19, 2004, 07:16 PM
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Default true

fab is mostly correct...i usually gave up and just got my cousins to translate stuff.
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Old April 20, 2004, 02:06 AM
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one of my class mates is a canadian american dual citizen whose parents are from bangladesh...he can speak bangla with an accent...
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